Suffering from blemishes and other skin imperfections? You are not alone! In fact, more and more women today are suffering from stress induced wrinkles, acne, and other various skin flaws throughout adulthood. This is largely due to processed foods and environmental toxins wearing down the skin, expediting the course of aging, and causing imbalances in the body. As our skin ages, it loses elasticity and becomes tired and dry. Luckily, it is possible to reverse these damages through a healthy diet and daily skin routine. Here are 3 key tips to help restore your skin’s youthful appearance.
Incorporate these Super Foods into your diet:
Soy is a superfood that can help your skin rebuild and maintain collagen, which gives your skin a plump, radiant look. Soy isoflavones may also contribute to protecting your skin from free radicals that are a large cause of cancer and age spots on the skin. Some good soy products to try include tofu and soy milk, to help increase your intake of isoflavones as much as possible.
Avocados are an amazing source of plolyunsaturated fats, which can help your skin recover from too much sun exposure. Other healthy sources of fats include fish and nuts, which contain omega 3 fatty acids, and assist the body in maintaining its natural hormonal balance.
Garlic has been shown to extend the life span of skin cells and keep them looking healthier and younger for longer. So add that extra teaspoon of garlic to your seasoning…. We promise the long term benefits outweigh garlic’s bad reputation for bad breath!
Avoid these Foods:
Sugar is known to break down the collagen in your skin, causing sagging and aging very quickly. If you want a sugary snack, opt for fruit in moderation, and combine with yogurt for a much healthier dessert.
Oils are high in trans-fats, which can lead to a number of health problems as well as breakouts and acne in all skin types. Make sure to stay away from deep-fried foods when eating out! When preparing food at home, use olive-oil to lightly pan fry your food, or grill it instead.
Protect and Pamper your Skin:
Pamper-Facial oils can be incredibly beneficial by providing moisture and repair factors that your skin needs to rejuvenate itself. Try to search for natural oils containing lots of caressing minerals which are easily absorbed by the skin. This will ensure that your skin replenishes itself throughout the day and during the night.
Protect- Use sunscreen and protect your skin from sun damage. Sun exposure is not only the main cause of skin cancer, it also leaders to fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots on the skin. Make sure to lather up any time you know you will be spending time outside!
Pamper- Mix up your skin routine with Dead Sea salts. It has been found that the natural minerals from the Dead Sea combat the effects of modern day living through deep penetration of the skin. One reason for this comes from the power of the OsmoterTM, created directly from the sea’s salt. For healthier, softer, younger looking skin, make sure to use products that include OsmoterTM in the ingredients. Try using a facial serum, such as the Dead Sea Crystal OsmoterTM X6 Facial Serum daily and nightly. Your skin will thank you!